I started writing my first book in 2012. Mirror Image started as a reoccurring dream and I wrote it down to get it out of my head. Little did I know the journey I would embark on. The original story is vastly different from the published story. For one thing, it was strictly sci-fi. There was no romance. In fact, the three Brooks brothers didn’t exist. There were a couple other elements I didn’t like and actually put them aside to save for another series. I learned a lot during the course of the first year in writing. Writing a sci-fi romance series has been fun and challenging. I have learned there is an art to it. I am just the vessel for telling the stories. They are actually the writers. These characters have become a family for me. Once Mirror Image had been fine tuned into the story it is today, I immediately set to writing the second, Mirror Shattered. That story is very much the cornerstone for that series. During the writing of Mirror Shattered, I signed a contract with Distinguished Press for the series. I took a break to focus on edits and everything for Mirror Image, so when it came time to write the third, it was like visiting old friends.
As writers, we get attached to our characters. I can only hope any reader would get equally as attached or at least some level of enthusiasm. I cried several times while writing Mirror Reformed. When the story was done, it felt finished. The story was complete. I’m not ready to say goodbye to them yet, but thankfully I’m not there yet. I’m releasing short stories for John, Seth and Logan, and Jackson. The prequel for Mirror Image is also coming. Plus, and because this is sci-fi and I can do it, the third book in my other series, Amethyst Chronicles, will cross over with the Mirror series. How, you may ask, since Amethyst is a thousand years after Mirror Reformed? Guess you’ll have to wait to find out how Ember travels back in time. But I can say I am extremely excited for it. Ember facing off with Mack or going toe-to-toe with Logan, another like-minded warrior? Oh, it’s going to be gooooood.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but it’s not really goodbye, is it? I can always pick up the books anytime I want to visit them. I just remind myself in the meantime, there are other stories to tell.
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Mirror Image (Mirror series book one, now $.99)
Mirror Shattered (Mirror series book two)
A Mirrors Beginning: John Brooks (short story, $.99)
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